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Codes developed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for use in design and construction in industry.

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COMPRESSOR

A device which converts mechanical force and motion into pneumatic flow power.

ALTERNATOR

A device which converts mechanical energy, into alternating current.

BRINELLING

Permanent deformation of the bearing surfaces where the rollers (or balls) contact the races. Brinelling results from excessive load or impact on stationary bearings. It is a form of mechanical damage in which metal is displaced or upset without attrition.

PUMP

A device which converts mechanical force and motion into hydraulic fluid power.

FILTRATION

The physical or mechanical process of separating insoluble particulate matter from a fluid, such as air or liquid, by passing the fluid through a filter medium that will not allow the particulates to pass through it.

SISTER SHIPS

Ships built on the same design.

ASME

American Society of Mechanical Engineers .

COMPRESSION

Term used to denote increase of pressure on a fluid by using mechanical energy.

WEAR

The attrition or rubbing away of the surface of a material as a result of mechanical action.

DE-AERATING HEATERS

Mechanical device using steam to strip dissolve gases from the boiler feedwater and heating the feedwater.
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